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Ruth “the Human Submarine” Kahl, 1938

Remembering Ruth Kahl who passed away recently at the age of 99. As a teenager, Ruth “the Human Submarine” was a featured performer in the Boardwalk Plunge, she held the *World Record* for underwater swimming – 303 feet! Ruth was called “the greatest underwater swimmer of all time” by the SF Examiner. Here’s 16-year old Ruth in a publicity photo from 1938.


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